School Sayings and Quotes about School

95 school sayings and quotes:

I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
~Natalie Portman

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
~Edgar W. Howe

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
~Erma Bombeck

Government schools can’t teach reading, writing, and arithmetic – why should we trust them to teach morality, respect, and character? If public education does for ethics what it’s done for learning, we’ll end up with a generation of immoral, disrespectful, and characterless students.
~Steve Dasbach

A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
~W.H. Auden

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
~Author unknown

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
~Yogi Berra

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
~Clay P. Bedford

When the student is ready, the master appears.
~Buddhist Proverb

You learn something every day if you pay attention.
~Ray LeBlond

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
~Chinese Proverb

I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.
~Natalie Portman

Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
~Muhammad Ali

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
~Victor Hugo

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.

~Author Unknown

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.

~Bill Dodds

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
~Tom Bodett

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
~Martin H. Fischer

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
~Winston Churchill

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
~B.B. King

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
~Mortimer Adler

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.
~Neil Gaiman

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
~Thomas Szasz

I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets.
~Bernard Keble Sandwell

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.
~Dana Stewart Scott

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
~Ulysses S. Grant

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
~Alvin Toffler

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.

learned just enough in school to figure out that everything is not all there is to know.
~Unknown Author

When asked what learning was the most necessary, he said, ‘Not to unlearn what you have learned!
~Diogenes Laertius

Happiness at school saying whats on your mind.


The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
~Abraham Lincoln

Taking he SAT is like going to the doctor. It scares the willies out of you, but once you get there it’s really not that bad, and in the end it’s all for the best.
~Unknown Author

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
~Edward W. Howe

I do not know what ‘moss’ stands for in the proverb, but if it stood for useful knowledge… I gathered more moss by rolling than I ever did at school.
~Ernest Shakleton quotes

My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat – and I’ve been able to do that for 20 years. So I’m completely content.
~Evan Dando

It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it.
~Finley Peter Dunne

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
~Sir Walter Scott

All people found guilty of being born are sentenced to 12 years of hard labour without bail

You can get all A’s and still flunk life.
~Walker Percy

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
~Erich Fromm

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
~Beatrix Potter

quotes about school

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.
~Martin H. Fischer

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
~ Albert Einstein

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
~William Haley

Secondary education is a more purely industrial age institution than any business.
~Peter Senge

Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?
~Allan Bloom

It is a tragedy that, for most of us, school is not a place for deepening our sense of who we are and what we are committed to. If it were, think of the lasting changes it would have made.
~ Peter Senge

The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner.
~Martha Reeves

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
~Peter Drucker

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We can create our own characters and write our own script, if properly taught: ‘In a very real sense…human being create themselves’ and school can be stage on which children work through the plot, rehearse their roles, learn the cues, create social functions, try out their ‘ideal selves’ for size, play hero parts which demonstrate their capability for greatness.
~ Jerry Starratt

think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
~Al McGuire

It is not who you attend school with but who controls the school you attend.
~ Nick Giovanni

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
~Maya Angelou

The pathway to educational excellence lies within each school.
~Terrance Deal

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
~Benjamin Franklin

The founding fathers… provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.
~John Updike

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
~Vince Lombardi

We imagine a school in which students and teachers excitedly and joyfully stretch themselves to their limits in pursuit of projects built on their vision…not one that succeeds in making apathetic students satisfying minimal standards.
~ S Papert

The heart and soul of school culture is what people believe, the assumptions they make about how school works.
~ Thomas Sergiovanni

It is our dream that students will …experience their classrooms as invigorating, even inspiring environments – places they look forward to going to and places they hate to leave. It is our dream that they will come to know themselves as masters of various crafts…It is our dreams that …they will come to love the process of learning itself… by making it their own.
~Unknown Author

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
~Theodore Roosevelt

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.
~Charlie Sheen

I go to school the youth to learn the future.
~Robert Frost

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
~George Orwell

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.
~Robert Frost

Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we were never able to do.
~ Peter Senge

When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis.
~Elvis Presley

High School: the mouse race to prepare you for the rat race
~Unknown Author

When I was 14, I thought I was the coolest kid in school because I told everyone the jokes in FHM.
~Megan Fox

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
~Dolly Parton

To be born woman is to know – although they do not speak of it at school – women must labor to be beautiful.
~William Butler Yeats

When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.
~Morgan Freeman

I was born in Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, went to public school, got out of public college, went into the Army, and then I just stuck with it.
~Colin Powell

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
~Kurt Vonnegut

You send a boy to school in order to make friends – the right sort.
~Virginia Woolf

It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new.
~Sophia Loren

You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
~Henry Ford

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.
~Erma Bombeck

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
~Woody Allen

We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school.
~Evelyn Waugh

I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I – if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.
~Richard Branson

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
~Edmund Burke

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
~Carl Sagan

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
~H. L. Mencken

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
~Ambrose Bierce

In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.
~Clint Eastwood

Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
~Fran Lebowitz

I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
~Albert Ellis

For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn’t have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends.
~Jim Carrey

I’ve been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don’t have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.
~Lady Gaga

It scares me to think that one day I’m not going to be in school anymore.
~Natalie Portman

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